Italian comune
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Portofino (Italian pronunciation: [ˌpɔrtoˈfiːno]) is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its harbour that has been seen as a popular place for pictures. Many celebrities go here.[1][2] It is a comune located in the Metropolitan City of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is also known for its colourfully painted buildings that line the shore.[3]


  1. Italy. "Italy: Portofino guide". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
  2. Ross, Rory (2007-09-01). "Portofino: a port town that has evaded the uglier side of tourism - Europe - Travel". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
  3. Lonely Planet, Portofino Guide, accessdate=2015-03-24.